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1941 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A 92593 1941 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 3A 92593 Mei Travis's 1941 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2021-06-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1941 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A 92593 Pica. Smells old but not gross. Busted but not broken. SGW Zainesville, OH did a terrible packing job. It's a crying shame because it was a nearly flawless 1941 typewriter, the kind my grandparents would've been proud to own as newlyweds. Now it's got a big gouge and doesn't work correctly, but I'll try to save it anyway. It's poetic justice because I wanted a pandemic typewriter with "Corona" and it's got a big scar, just like the virus did to humanity. Received on 3-21-2021.

1941 Smith Corona Sterling #3A 92593

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 03-22-2021 at 11:11PM
Last Edit: 06-10-2021 at 05:17PM


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Pica. Smells old but not gross. Busted but not broken. SGW Zainesville, OH did a terrible packing job. It's a crying shame because it was a nearly flawless 1941 typewriter, the kind my grandparents would've been proud to own as newlyweds. Now it's got a big gouge and doesn't work correctly, but I'll try to save it anyway. It's poetic justice because I wanted a pandemic typewriter with "Corona" and it's got a big scar, just like the virus did to humanity. Received on 3-21-2021.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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